Cougar cubs captured in Conconully

Two cougar cubs await to be taken to a bear and cougar biologist in Wenatchee.

Photo by Brock Hires
Two cougar cubs await to be taken to a bear and cougar biologist in Wenatchee.



CONCONULLY – Two cougar cubs that were captured in town last week are being taken to a bear and cougar biologist in Wenatchee before finding a new home.

According to state Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Dan Christensen, the 40-pound cubs were orphaned after their mother apparently was killed by a property owner on Jan 4. after attacking a goat.

“They have a right to defend their property,” Christensen said. “Goats are like a Snickers bar for cougars.”

The capture of the two cubs comes about a month after three cubs were captured near Oroville.

One of the cubs had some shattered bones and a “huge, six-inch gash,” Christensen said at the time, adding it was later euthanized. The other two cubs were successfully relocated to a wildcat sanctuary in Minnesota.

We are working on a complete store for our Wednesday edition of The Chronicle.



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